21 Apr 2021




Rosie observes a couple of magpies building their nest ! Fortunately she has a good view, otherwise she could  think it was a twin sister of her, they have the same colors !





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20 Apr 2021


The Abbey of Villers la Villers la ville was built in 1146 (you can read more here in my COUNTRY & CITY Blog) and is often used for operas, exhibitions, festivals etc. The ruins make a beautiful decoration for all events. This year there will be not very much, maybe exhibitions as it is in open air.

As usual I have to dig in the past, when a Medieval Festival took place in the ruins.


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19 Apr 2021








When my cleaning lady arrived at 7.30 on Saturday, I had difficulties to open the door. When she arrived she told me that somebody had broken the glass of the  entrance door and all pieces were laying on the floor. Later when I was dressed I went down and met other 5 people from the building apparently at 5 am 3 youngsters whose parents are on holidays had played there, I wonder what and had made such a noise that the people on the first floor called the police. They arrived with (only) 5 cars and took the boys with them.. I have never seen them but apparently they come when the parents are on holidays and squat the apartment just above ours ! Once I had heard them and wanted to calm them down at 3 am, but they had  stopped. And this night when so many people were around and made a lot of noise I slept peacefully and hadn't heard anything ! I hope they get a nice fine, which the parents have to pay, but unfortunately that doesn't bother them when they have a lot of money. I always think instead of letting the parents pay they should collect garbadge or clean the parks ! That's more intelligent and leaves them less forces to commit stupid things.. 

In the afternoon I went to the hospital to pick up Mr. G's dirty laundry and bring new once. Of course I am not allowed to see him all I see is this door which now I know by heart 

On the door is written : Please close the door patients run away  !

When I had gotten my bag I wanted to return to the exit and of course got lost. This hospital is so enormous and there was nobody around to ask. So I tried to remember how I had come but with my sense of orientation I finally landed at the mortuary ! At least there I found a male nurse who showed me the right way. I was completely exhausted when I came home !! My pedometer indicated 2 km !!

The rest of the day I looked a bit through Mr. G. papers and got a nervous breakdown or almost, I found a whole pile of reimbursement slips from the health insurance ! They owe me quite a lot of money. He had forgotten and I hadn't checked. On Monday I'll go and get the money back !

Sunday was very sunny and when Myriam came in the afternoon, we could sit outside on the balcony it was almost too warm and we had to put T-shirts on ! 

In our neighbor's garden it starts to bloom and it looks so beautiful ! We solved the problem of  the whole world or nearly and had a very nice afternoon and another weekend went by !

18 Apr 2021


Still confined in my apartment I don't have much choice to enjoy myself. I only go shopping because I have to eat, the restaurants are still closed. It's cold and humid outside so what do I do? I watch TV and from time to time I sit on my sofa and look at the moody sky that forms creative clouds which pass by in the sky. 


My neighbor always in shorts and T-shirt even if it snows !

all pictures were taken late afternoon


16 Apr 2021


Monday I had some laundry to to for Mr. G. still in hospital ! I had asked for his dirty laundry and had got the washed laundry of another patient ! 

Finally I had also got the date for his scan, after having spent half a day on the phone again. I also had to buy a Tetanos syringe for my appointment with my doctor the next day. Miss Rosie since she has become an inside cat has long sharp claws although she has a scratching post. She had scratched me several times because she wanted to play !

I don't know why, but for some time now I have had very sensitive skin and bleed like a slaughtered pig! It also takes a long time for a small scratch to heal.

My doctor found me in good health, although a bit tired but it is not really tired it is more stressed and worried. Nothing to do against that except amusing and having  fun ! That's really a bad joke with the lockdown the closed restaurants and each thing which would be a good place to forget your worries.

Nicole is also  still in hospital so our scrabble club had shrank, and the second one had started the Ramadan for her husband, as it was the first day she stayed with him, but not longer ! He is the only one in the family who follows the rules. So we were 3 and the Scrabble Club became the Babble club and we watched again the Acrylic abstract lessons on YouTube. As soon as the lockdown is lifted we have to look for a room, because I doubt that we can use our usual room for over 20 years because it is in the retirement home.

The weather was cold and humid, it also hailed again and we avoided to go out, only I with my visits to the hospital.

For the 80 years of Mr. G I had prepared a metal box with a personalized card of Rosie and myself  and when I arrived I asked the nurse if she could make an exception for his birthday and let me wish him happy birthday at least from the doorstep on. She had to ask her main nurse and then another came too so I was escorted by 3 nurses to his room. One of the nurses gave him his gift and he was very happy to see me, although he didn't recognize me first ! I found that he looked real good, much better than when he was hospitalized and it even seemed to me that he had put on weight ! I was very happy ! 


Besides the watch our son had offered him and my different little cakes, I kept the other gifts at home I feared that somebody misplaced them as it had happened with the laundry !

Toby our grandson had made a beautiful picture for his grandpa (Nonno in Italian) I think for a 10 year old  it's not bad at all. It represents the Formular 1 which Nonno loves to watch so much ! 

Meanwhile the scan had been done and now I have to wait for the results and decide what we will do next ! If only the weather would be a bit better, and this dammit lockdown lifted !!

She doesn't care about a lockdown

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